House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says if Donald Trump shared intelligence from a U.S. ally to Russian officials, it would be “very, very damaging.”
Reports surfaced Monday saying Trump revealed classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week during a meeting in the Oval Office.
“It undermines the trust that we would have with our allies,” Pelosi said during a town hall event aired on CNN.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster refuted the report Monday evening saying, “I was in the room. It didn’t happen.”
Pelosi wasn’t buying McMaster’s response.
“I thought that the statement of McMaster’s was sad for him, for him to be able to come out and speak in that way,” Pelosi said.
She also criticized Trump for his “messy” dealings with secret government information.
“We cannot have the President of the United States being casually loose-lipped about confirming something, even if it’s in the public domain, to an adversarial nation,” Pelosi said. “This is dangerous.”